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Ten years past the Post
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia
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Paper Abstract

The Post constraint for linear electromagnetic materials arises from two basic tenets of modern electromagnetism. The first is the microscopic basis of all electromagnetic phenomenons. The second is that E(x,t) and B(x,t) are the fundamental fields, whereas D(x,t) and H(x,t) are merely secondary constructs. The latter is in contrast to the older version of electromagnetism, wherein the roles of B(x,t) and H(x,t) are the opposite, and which does not admit the Post constraint. A comprehensive view of the Post constraint is presented.

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Date Published: 2 August 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5508, Complex Mediums V: Light and Complexity, (2 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.555583
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5508:
Complex Mediums V: Light and Complexity
Martin W. McCall; Graeme Dewar, Editor(s)

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